Dr. Meehan has extensive experience serving a diverse array of clients who find themselves facing challenges impacting their relationships, academic and professional pursuits, physical health, and general happiness. Among her specific areas of expertise are chronic illness and disabilities, grief and loss, caregiver support, life transitions, peak performance, relationship issues, and identity related concerns.
Before moving back to New York to establish a professional practice, Dr. Meehan worked over 11 years in higher education where she provided individual, couples and group therapy to a diverse population of university students. In addition to direct service, Dr. Meehan served as the Chief Psychologist and senior administrator of the primary psychological service agencies at Arizona State University and George Mason University. Among her other responsibilities in these roles, Dr. Meehan provided consultation to faculty, staff and university administration regarding sexual assault and interpersonal violence, potential threats of violence to the community, and promoting student well-being on both domestic and international campus locations.
In addition to expertise supporting college students of all ages, Dr. Meehan has worked with individuals in a variety of other settings, including community mental health clinics, elementary through high school educational programs, and healthcare institutions (e.g., hospitals, physical rehabilitation and nursing home providers) . This rich and varied experience provides Dr. Meehan with a unique perspective in supporting individuals throughout the lifespan.
Dr. Meehan is a well-respected therapist who has contributed to the development of emerging mental health professionals in her role as a clinical supervisor and Training Director of masters and doctoral psychology training programs. She has held adjunct teaching appointments in the masters and doctoral counseling departments at Arizona State University and George Mason University. In addition, Dr. Meehan is active within local and national professional organizations and is an accomplished presenter on such topics as mental health administration, promoting population-based well-being programs, suicide and violence prevention, peak performance, and de-escalating distressed individuals in the workplace and educational setting.
As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Meehan draws from a variety of theoretical orientations to build on individuals’ strengths and help them achieve personal growth. She adopts a collaborative approach and tailors techniques to support clients in enacting change and addressing personal challenges. Using an individualized approach steeped in compassion and understanding, Dr. Meehan considers an individual’s culture, identity and other contextual factors that influence one’s health and emotional well-being.
2003 - Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Texas A&M University (*Accredited by the American Psychological Association)
2001 - Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Texas A&M University
1996 - Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, State University of New York at Albany
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Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Arizona State University, Prevention Research Center (*National Institute of Mental Health Research Service Award)
Doctoral Psychology Intern, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School (doctoral internship accredited by the American Psychological Association). Training settings included: Dorothea Dix Hospital, Wake Medical Center, TEACCH Autism Program, Raleigh Community Mental Health clinic, UNC Chapel Hill Medical Center
Clinical Practicum, Texas A&M University Psychology Clinic, Texas A&M University
Clinical Practicum, Sheltering Arms Emergency Shelter for Children, Bryan, Texas
Psychology Clinic Coordinator, Texas A&M University Psychology Clinic, Texas A&M University
Clinical Practicum, PrimeTime Project for At-Risk Children, Texas A&M University
Clinical Practicum, Partners in the Alliance for Student Success, Texas A&M University
Lead Behavioral Counselor, Summer Program for Kids, NYU Medical Center (Manhattan, NY) and Long Island Jewish Medical Center (New Hyde Park, NY)
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
American Psychological Association, Member
- Division 17, Society for Counseling Psychology
- Chair-Elect, Section on College and University Counseling Centers (2013-2014)
- Chair, Section on College and University Counseling Centers (2014-2016)
- Past-Chair, Section on College and University Counseling Centers (2016-2018)
- Division 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice
Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors, Member (2011-2017)
National Register of Health Service Psychologists, Member
New York State Psychological Association, Member
- Member, Grassroots Subcommittee of Legislative Committee
- Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator for Westchester County
New York State Psychological Association PAC, TreasurerSelected Service at Arizona State University
- Alternate Section Chief/Counseling Liaison, Emergency Operations Center (2011-2014)
- Member, Medical/Scientific Committee-Emergency Preparedness Unit (2012-2014)
- Co-Chair, Student Assistance and Coordination Committee (i.e., Threat Assessment and Management Team) (2010-2014)
Selected Service at George Mason University
- Member, Campus Assessment and Intervention Team (2014-2017)
- Member, Presidential Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence Task Force (2015-2017)
- Member, Student Experience Redesign Steering Committee (2016-2017)
- Member, Student Well-Being Task Force (2016-2017)
Westchester Center for Psychological Education, President
Westchester County Psychological Association, Chair, Education Committee